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J疣os Adolf SZABモ

 
 

 

Curriculum Vitae:

 

Education:

1979-1985: Studies in Mathematics at the University of Sciences (ELTE), Faculty of
Natural Sciences. Budapest, Hungary.
1985: M.Sc. Mathematician Specialised in Operations Research.
M.Sc. Thesis: A Class of Global Optimization Procedures and its Application for Determination of the Parameters of Mathematical Models. Supervisor: Dr. J疣os D. Pint駻

 

Research interests and professional expertise:

 

Operations Research

    - Global, local and hybrid (deterministic and stochastic) optimisation algorithms

 

Advanced mathematical modelling

    - Traditional ARIMA model identification, time series models
    - State space modelling and Kalman filter methods
    - Real time modelling, forecast and control
    - Lumped and distributed deterministic modelling
    - Parameter calibration for mathematical models
    - Error-analysis and modelling
    - Uncertainty and risk analysis
 

Applied modelling and numerical simulation in environmental sciences and engineering

    - Hydrological modelling
    - Meteorological (prec. temp.) field analysis and modelling
    - Conventional real-time hydrological modelling for forecast and control
    - Distributed hydrological modelling for forecast and scenario-analysis
    - Flood hydrology and hydraulic modelling of complex river systems
    - Flood-risk analysis, flood-risk mapping
    - Spatial decision support systems for river basin flood control
    - Global change impacts on hydrology and water resources
    - Water related natural hazards
 

Computational algorithms, software developments, implementations

    - Numerical methods and their application for simulations
    - Automatic parameter-calibration, system robustness, and efficiency
    - Advanced modelling and optimization software applications
    - Digital mapping and surface fitting for scientific applications
    - Data modelling, database design and database programming
    - Advanced interactive 2 and 3-D graphics techniques in user applications
    - Development of interactive user friendly software
 

Computer programming skills:

 

Programming on scientific language
    - FORTRAN (under CP/M, DOS, Windows and UNIX)
    - Visual-FORTRAN (under Windows)


Programming on database engines
    - DBASE, FoxBASE, FoxPro (under DOS)
    - Visual FoxPro (under Windows)


High-performance graphical tools
    - OpenGL 2D/3D graphics API (under Windows and UNIX)
    - GINO graphics (under Windows and UNIX)
 

Working as a research fellow:

 

1993 (six months period): International Centre for Scientific Culture (ISCS) World Laboratory Research fellow at the project LAND-3 (The Protection of Coastal Marine Environment in the Southern Mediterranean Sea), Centre in Erice (Italy), under the supervisor of Prof. Sergej Zilitinkevich. Responsibilities: research activities and applied computing in the field of environmental science.

 

Seminars and short courses:

 

1999 (February): One week course on three-dimensional compositional simulation problems and user training for using software package of MORE, organized by Roxar, in London (UK)

 

1996 (January): One-one week griding, and advanced griding course of the 3phase, 3D petroleum reservoir simulator software package of ECLIPSE-100 and GRAF; Organized by Schlumberger/GeoQuest education centre in Denver (Colorado, USA)

 

1996 (January): One week advanced course on methodology of three-dimensional 澱lack oil reservoir simulation problems and user training for using software package of ECLIPSE-100; Organized by Schlumberger/GeoQuest education centre in Denver (Colorado, USA)

 

1989 (March): One week seminar on "Numerical methods of real-time hydrological forecasting" at University of Bologna (Italy), under the supervisor of Prof. Ezio Todini; Organized by WMO)

 

Employment history and responsibilities:

 

2000 - Present (full-time from 2012): HYDROInform Ltd., senior researcher, modeller, algorithm and software developer: Responsible for research programs and consulting activities in the field of hydroinformatics systems development, adaptation, and using its for engineering.

 

2007 - 2011: Head of Department of Integrated Water Resources Management Division as a part of the Department of River Basin Management. Central Directorate for Water & Environment (VKKI).

 

2003 2007: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES), Floods and Other Weather-driven Natural Hazards (WDNH) Action, Ispra-Italy - Detached National Expert: Responsible for research supporting, evaluation, developing and real-time testing of a pre-operational European flood alert system with 1 to 10 day lead-time, focussing on the major trans-national river basins and to set up flood defence and mitigation plans for these basins through scenario modelling of the effects of engineering measures, land-use change including regional development (e.g. urban expansion) and climate change effects on flood risk. Responsibilities also included:

  • Development of mathematical methodologies in automatic parameter calibration and in the different area of hydrology and hydrometeorology.

  • Computer software development for different purposes like automatic model calibration; automatic variogram, and uncertainty analysis for estimation high resolution meteorological fields; hydrologic data assimilation with the ensemble Kalman-filter; and many useful utilities.

2000 - 2003: Research Group for Water Management of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (VKKT) - Research Associate: Responsible for research programs in the field of statistically-based, physically-based and hybrid mathematical modelling for water management and environmental systems. The primary emphasis was in the areas of distributed large-scale hydrological model-development for rainfall-runoff modelling, flood events analysis, real-time hydrological forecasting and control, and last but not least for flood risk mapping. Responsibilities also included giving lectures on field of applied mathematics in particular on field of mathematical modelling and parameter calibration for environmental engineer students at Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering.

 

1991 - 2000: Hungarian Oil and Gas Company Plc (MOL Rt.). Oil and Gas Laboratories and Engineering Group.

  • Reservoir Engineering Department (1995-2000) - Senior Mathematician, Consultant: Responsible for research and scientific support in the field of petroleum reservoir simulation and production forecast of petroleum reservoirs based on numerical simulations.

  • Computer Centre (1991-1995) - Senior Computer-program Developer mathematician: Responsible for computer software development for different scientific and engineering purposes, especially for developing digital surface models for mapping the different characteristics of the petroleum reservoirs and simulation results.

1981 - 1991: Research Centre for Water Resources Development (VITUKI)

  • Hydrological Institute (1986-1991) - Research Associate in 哲ational Hydrological Forecasting Service under the supervisor of P騁er Bartha: Responsible for applied research, model and software-development in the field of real time hydrological forecasting.

  • Hydrological Institute (1983-1986) - Research Associate in the team of "Methodological Development for Hydrological Forecasting under the supervisor of Prof. Andr疽 Szllsi-Nagy: Responsible for methodological basic research in the field of real-time hydrological forecasting.

  • Computer Centre (1981-1983) - Software Developer under the supervisor of K疵oly Futaki: Primary responsibility for data modelling, database design and software development of the 的ntegrated Environmental Database of Lake Balaton

Taking part in international research projects:

 

2003 – 2007: Detached National Expert in the project “Floods and Other Weather-driven Natural Hazards (WDNH) Action”, at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES), Ispra-Italy.

 

1991 -1992: Co-worker in the project "Simulated Real-Time Intercomparison of Hydrological Models", under the auspices of World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Commission for Hydrology. Report no. 38, WMO no. 779; published 1992 by WMO; ISBN 92-63-10779-3

 

1990: Co-worker in the project "Hydrological Operational Multipurpose System", under the auspices of WMO/UNDP.

 

Teaching activities:

 

2000-2003: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (VKKT): Full Time Lecturer on applied mathematical background of the mathematical modelling and parameter calibration for environmental engineer students.

 

1994-2001: Further Education Section of "Szab Ervin" High-School, Budapest: Part Time Lecturer on higher applied mathematic, database design and database programming to informatics students.

 

1989-1994: "Szab Ervin" High-School, Budapest: Part Time Lecturer on mathematic.

 
       
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